- 09 May, 2021
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Meet Donna Sweeney!
Hi Donna! Where are you from?
I'm Irish and I live in a small town in Ireland.
I am wife to Paddy and we have 3 beautiful children. I am also a hairstylist and have worked in this industry for nearly 20 years.
How’d you find ZOX?
I found Zox through a Facebook ad, and the first one I purchased was for a friend. 'You are enough'. I love to give, and seeing someone smile means so much to me. From then on, I started to buy for myself and also for my family and friends.
My first Zox I purchased for myself was 'Capricorn' and I still love it to this day!
When did you join VIP?
I joined V.I.P in January 2020 and little did I know that this Zox community would be my safe haven during a very crazy and unpredictable year. During 2020, the hair salon I had worked in for 16 years closed due to the pandemic and I felt completely lost. I felt I had lost my community of work friends and clients. The positive reminders I wore on my wrist every day, and finding a new community of like minded people in V.I.P, was what helped me through that tough time. I was welcomed with such love and support and will be forever grateful for the laughs with some really incredible people.
What does your collection consist of?
My collection is modest compared to other Zoxers, I tend to buy what really speaks to me, or straps that are so beautiful I cannot resist!
I'm a very positive person and I try to spread happiness and joy as much as I can, so I do seek out uplifting quotes such as 'Radiate Positivity' 'Joy' and 'Kindness is contagious'.
But I also love the straps like 'It's OK to not be ok,' 'Stay strong,' and 'Have faith' for days I need to be reminded.
In my job, I get to create beautiful hair for my clients and make them feel good about themselves so I'm all about the positive vibes, having fun and laughter, and helping people feel good about themselves.
Another type of strap I love to collect is anything with a wolf reference to it. I have loved learning about the wolf pack from a young age and have always been intrigued by them, so Zox has definitely helped my obsession by creating some of the most stunning wolf straps. I'm only short of howling at the moon myself some nights 🤣🤣
What do you love about ZOX?
I love that Zox does charity straps, and one of my favourites has to be 'You matter to me.' Knowing I was buying something that was going to help make a difference made me feel like I was doing something positive. I gifted this one to my husband, as he is the one who matters to me more than anyone in this world.
I think that the best thing about Zox for me, is that you can pick a strap that can convey how you feel without having to actually say the words out loud. Sometimes just having those little words as a reminder, wrapped secretly around your wrist is all that you need to keep going, stay focused or feel good about yourself.
Which ZOX speaks to you the most?
I suppose one of the straps that speaks to me the most would have to be 'One Love.'
Two small words but a very powerful statement. I want my children to grow up in an accepting and loving world. We as a family live our lives by being kind, and loving people for who they are as people, regardless of their colour, religion, wealth, or who they love.
If I succeed in teaching that to my children, I will know I've done my job as a mother right.
I would like to finish by saying that buying my first ever strap has opened up another little world for me, a world full of friendship, positivity and happiness and I am incredibly thankful to Zox for that.
Thank you, Donna, for sharing your story and your photos! We’re so happy to have you a part of our community <3
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